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Wanted: A Top Ten List

My birthday is in July. In case you needed to know…

Paul Newman Reading

(This week’s list: bookish things I want – aside from books. Hosted by The Broke and The Bookish.)

10. The Perversions of Quiet Girls. This book is fake, but I want it to be real.

09. Fox Pillow Cover. For my library. I’m not sure in which life I’ll pay $50 for a small pillow cover (it’s not this one), but you never know.

08. Remake of The Stand. Perhaps in a trilogy? If they can make The Hobbit a trilogy, The Stand by Stephen King certainly deserves the same treatment.

07. Sloane Ranger Tote. This would be a good bag to take to the library, plus Sloane Ranger might be my favorite company name ever…

06. Mills and Boon Confetti. Okay, so I’m not getting married, but if I was I would request this confetti. It’s heart-shaped and made from old Mills and Boon novels. Enough said.

05. Library Woodcut. Why do I need this? I’m not sure… A lesson in excess, I guess?

Library Woodcut Crop

04. Map Garland. I think this is supposed to be party décor, I just really want to hang it in my office – which I typically use for bookish purposes. I’m really stretching it here.

03. Yugosalvian Jane Eyre Poster. The one starring Orson Welles and Joan Fontaine. Did you know that this version’s screenplay was co-written by Aldous Huxley? I just learned that. I could also go for a vintage The Long Hot Summer poster. Incidentally, nothing makes me feel more like I’m wasting my youth and potential than reading Paul Newman’s obituary.

02. Bob Dylan’s Blonde on Blonde. Boxed set, limited edition. It’s bookish in that I care a great deal about the lyrics.

01. The Library Hotel. Who wouldn’t want a weekend here?

Image found via Old Hollywood Guys, originally done for LIFE.

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  • http://reading-in-bed.com Laura Frey

    You had me at Paul Newman reading. OMG.

    • http://fourthstreetreview.com/ Rory

      Right? I can’t help but think they don’t make them like him anymore…

  • http://Hawthornescarlet.blogspot.com Laura

    I totally want a weekend at the Library Hotel. And the fox pillow.

    • http://fourthstreetreview.com/ Rory

      Me. Too. I might be able to make the fox pillow happen. Fancy NYC hotel, not so much…

  • http://www.angelasanxiouslife.blogspot.com Angie @Angela’s Anxious Life

    I went to a wedding recently that actually had heart confetti like that. I think they made it themselves too!! I really want to go to the Library Hotel too at least for one night. That would be amazing!!

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    • http://fourthstreetreview.com/ Rory

      If I wasn’t so lazy, I would make that confetti. I have no idea what I’d use it for, but it’d be nice to have around – just in case.

  • http://booksaremyfavouriteandbest.wordpress.com Kate @ booksaremyfavouriteandbest

    I was expecting Paul Newman to be on your actual list…

    Anyways, my birthday is also in July so what I’ll do is buy a lottery ticket and if I win I’ll fly to the US and meet you at the Library Hotel for a bookish weekend, okay?

    • http://fourthstreetreview.com/ Rory

      He would’ve, if it was any sort of realistic possibility.

      Yes. With my terrible luck, I won’t bother buying one, but I have high hopes for you. Don’t cave under the expectations…

  • http://annabelsmith.tumblr.com/ Annabel Smith

    I saw The Library Hotel in a magazine a few years back and it went straight onto my wishlist – Stanley Schmanley, I say!

    Mills & Boon confetti sounds pretty awesome. You could make that yourself with a hole punch. If you had time to kill.

    • http://fourthstreetreview.com/ Rory

      Or Mills & Boon novels readily available. I think I saw the library hotel on a similar list (top ten hotels for book lovers? Something like that…)

      I stayed in The Stanley Hotel. It’s only about an hour from where I live. It was a neat experience, but really sub-par as a hotel.

  • http://www.readdbooks.blogspot.com Milka

    That library hotel thing is so cool! I’m not really the marriage type due to which I’m not really planning to get married, but if I ever do, it’s better be with a guy who wants to spend our honeymoon in that library hotel 😀

    • http://fourthstreetreview.com/ Rory

      Right? Honeymoon, anniversary, a thank-you-for-being-awesome gift, I don’t care, I’ll just a take a weekend please! :)

  • http://www.rivercityreading.com Shannon @ River City Reading

    “It’s bookish in that I care a great deal about the lyrics.” Haha! I totally should have cheated and added a few like this.
    Fox pillow. Library woodcut. Want them all!

    • http://fourthstreetreview.com/ Rory

      I was grasping at straws this week, but I wanted to include things that, if anyone was tempted to take me up on this list, I would actually want. And I want that Bob Dylan album, I just don’t have $100 to spare for it…

  • http://Www.parrocchiamariassassuntamarcellinara.it/index.php?option=com_k2&view=item&layout=item&id=13&Itemid=113 Katlyn

    I don’t drop a great deal of comments, however i did
    some searching and wound up here Fourth Street Review: Wanted: A Top Ten List.
    And I actually do have a couple of questions for you if you tend
    not to mind. Could it be simply me or does it appear like a few of
    the comments come across like coming from brain
    dead people? 😛 And, if you are writing on other online social sites, I would like to follow anything new you have to
    post. Could you make a list of every one of all your shared
    sites like your twitter feed, Facebook page or linkedin profile?

  • http://www.marelden.com maria helena

    That fox pillow case is adorable. Clearly a must have.

    • http://fourthstreetreview.com/ Rory

      I absolutely agree, it’s a little expensive, but adorable.

  • http://loveatfirstbook.com Rebecca @ Love at First Book

    Wow on your #3! Cool fact!

    • http://fourthstreetreview.com/ Rory

      I can thank Netflix – and the fact I was actually reading the credits for once.

  • http://wordsforworms.com Words for Worms

    It never ceases to warm my heart when you fangirl over Bob Dylan.

    • http://fourthstreetreview.com/ Rory

      It’s makes me feel both old and awesome (as in I have fabulous music taste) all at once.

      Funny story, a woman who voluteers for me at the library I work at (she’s in her 70s) was railing against Bob Dylan the other day. She was telling me “Did you know he did drugs? And you can’t understand a single thing he sings!”. I just laughed, but he distaste is so ingrained that when her daughter had a baby boy and named him Dylan, she made her change to spelling to Dillon because she thought the other way set a bad precedent.

  • http://theenglishist.com Akilah

    I cannot believe I hadn’t heard about the library hotel before. That is a place I need to stay, obviously.

  • http://cheapthrillsbookblog.wordpress.com Charleen

    And now Bon Jovi is in my head all day. (“I’m a cowboy… on a steeeeel horse I ride…”)

    I SO want to go to that library hotel! It looks so incredible… (and incredibly expensive…)

  • http://booksspeakvolumes.com Leah @ Books Speak Volumes

    Looove! That fox pillow is adorable. I wonder if you could find a similar, less expensive one on Etsy?

    Bob Dylan totally counts; his lyrics are so literary!

  • http://www.bookishlyboisterous.blogspot.com Christine @ BookishlyB

    I sort of just want the confetti just because… The library cut out would look great on a book shelf or hanging by one!

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